Programs

“Primary Prevention” Programs

Preventing sexual misconduct, relationship abuse, and trafficking requires an in-depth look at the nature and scope of many related issues. “Primary Prevention” refers to educational resources which alert participants to personal and social risk factors and provide actionable concepts for staying safer. The program catalog below, developed with Advocates of Routt County, offers an array of powerful educational opportunities for schools & colleges, businesses, service providers and community groups.

Each program is engaging, research-informed, culturally responsive, lightly interactive, and designed to empower participants with actionable knowledge to become harm-reduction leaders in their own communities.

School-based programs are age-appropriate, reinforce standard Health curricula, and meet National Health Education Standards (NHES) 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8.

Programs run 60 or 90 minutes

Programs provided within Routt County are 100% FREE     

*En Routt County, todos nuestros programas educacionales estan disponibles en español!

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Young leaders from My Daddy Taught Me That taking a stand against sexual misconduct

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Good for Each Other

Fundamentals of Safe Dating and Healthy Relationships

GOOD for EACH OTHER a.k.a. “The Goods” is COMMA / Advocates’ flagship program designed to improve social awareness and illustrate key concepts for healthy interpersonal conduct like: CONSENT, BOUNDARIES, and RESPECT.

Modern relationships are extremely complex. Navigating issues like stereotyping, problem behaviors, communication, and accountability is critical for building any relationship on a foundation of mutual respect. This alone can prevent misunderstandings, bigotry, and conflict.

The Goods presentation also introduces “bystander intervention” strategies and tactics for safely disrupting problem situations, known for making communities safer.

*Age-appropriate versions available – 6th Grade through Adult

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Media Savvy

Exploring “Digital Citizenship” and Avoiding Risks Online

MEDIA SAVVY explores the concept of “digital citizenship” and addresses the challenges of online life. By examining a wide range of safety issues around sexting, cyber-bullying, catfishing, grooming and faulty social narratives that impact our relationships, participants develop a stronger sense of how to maintain privacy and avoid risks.

By adopting simple protective measures and learning key principles of responsible online behavior, everyone can use the internet more safely.

*Age-appropriate versions available – 7th Grade through Adult

Special version available for Parents

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Intervene

Interrupting Problem Behavior Makes Everyone Safer

Experts in violence prevention have widely acknowledge that creative techniques known as “bystander intervention” provide an effective method for reducing harm. If a witnesses to misconduct is able to make an assessment and safely stage an intervention to prevent abuse or assault, they become true heroes making communities safer.

Participants learn:

  • How to identify problem behaviors
  • How to prevent incidents before they occur
  • How to respond to incidents with simple, actionable plans to help someone in trouble

*Age-appropriate versions available – 8th Grade through Adult

 

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Good for Business

Empower Your Workforce to Prevent Misconduct

GOOD for BUSINESS is not your typical anti-harassment training intended to scare employees, cast blame, and get bogged down in procedure. At Advocates, we recognize that preventing sexual harassment and other problems is less about individuals and more about cultivating a healthy WORKPLACE CULTURE. By prioritizing the well-being of all members of the workforce and establishing a high standard of interpersonal conduct, problems can be thwarted before they ever manifest.

Participants learn about:

  • Sexual Misconduct as a Public Safety Issue
  • Impacts of Misconduct
  • Clear Parameters of Consent
  • “Bystander Intervention” tactics for
  • Interrupting Problem Behaviors
  • Supporting Victims and Reporting Options

 

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Good Night Out

Training Bar and Restaurant Staff to Safely Disrupt Harassment

GOOD NIGHT OUT (GNO) seeks to prevent sexual misconduct and violence originating in bars and restaurants, allowing customers to enjoy a safe nightlife environment. Whether a person is voluntarily intoxicated or someone drugged their drink, service employees at bars and restaurants can be the first line of defense for preventing a sexual misconduct and violence.

GNO explore safety measures for improving procedures, policies, and physical environments, while training staff on:

  • How to identify problem behaviors
  • How to prevent incidents before they occur
  • How to respond to incidents with simple, actionable plans to help someone in trouble

 

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Good Night’s Sleep

(pilot) Learn to Spot Human Trafficking and Support Victims 

GOOD NIGHT’s SLEEP is designed to empower any workforce (especially hotels and other temporary housing staff) who may come into contact with a human trafficking situation to recognize the problem and safely take steps to deal with it.

Participants learn about:

  • The Nature of Sex Trafficking
  • How to Avoid Misinformation
  • Behavioral and Visual Indicators
  • A Simple Protocol to Safely Respond
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Hey Fellas

(pilot) A Starting Point for Having Discussions of Modern Masculinity

Hey Fellas is an innovative, experiential program curriculum designed to engage teens and adult men in discussions and activities for evaluating modern masculinity and providing strategies to align “manhood” with prosocial ideas and behavior.

Participants learn:

  • Healthy Masculine Attributes
  • Facts about Male Privilege
  • Harmful Stereotypes & “Gender Policing”
  • The Shifting Role of Men in Society
  • Performative Masculinity & The “Alpha” Scam
  • Moving Forward & Getting it Right

*Age-appropriate versions available – 8th Grade through Adult

 

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The LGBTUniverse

(Currently on Hold)

The Fundamentals for Engaging and Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community

SPECIAL NOTE: Initially created for Advocates of Routt County to fill a gap in local education services, LGBTU will be provided to Better Tomorrow’s emerging LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Queer Futures, better suited to provide this education. Proud to have built this resource in partnership with members of the local LGBTQ+ community, but will no longer offer this program exclusively through COMMA. Stay tuned to see what the new resource center has to offer!

LGBTU is a program for everyone. It provides a baseline-knowledge of LGBTQ+ issues and celebrates, not only the major achievements in their ongoing pursuit of civil rights, but also the contributions made to our culture’s common understanding of sexual health and consent!

Participants learn about:

Brief Historical Context of the Movement for

  • LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Gender & Orientation
  • The Magic of Pronouns
  • Tactics for Becoming a Good Ally
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Beginning in 2023, through a special arrangement with the Conscious Campus talent agency, COMMA Programs will be available nationwide!

Presentations are ideal for

  • Student Orientation
  • Health, Gender Studies, & Media Classes
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April)

For more information, visit consciouscampus.com

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